This lesson was created to fit the needs of a varied variety of classes including but not restricted to classes computer assisted modeling, architecture, building and more. Pupils will work in groups of two/three to research various truss bridge designs. Lecture/class discussion should concentrate on introducing students to the forces that act on arrangements including: shear, and tension, compression, torsion, also as live loads and dead loads. Following this introduction to the subject pupils will work within their groups of digitally fabricate a bridge (or multiple bridges) using the West Point Bridge Design applications. Sadly, this software is not going to export a 3D model for printing so pupils will need to take their newfound knowledge of the greatest bridge design and create their own 3D model using your favorite modeling applications. Ultimately pupils will be able synthesizing the information and finally to print and analyze selected option, recording testing data for themselves and their classmates.
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